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SmartSynch assembles team to bring smart meters to Michigan utility

JACKSON — SmartSynch has unveiled the team that will help provide the advanced metering system that will form the foundation of a grid and meter modernization program for Consumers Energy’s 1.8 million electric customers in Michigan. Members of the team include GE Energy, who will provide the meter hardware, and Grid Net, who will provide the networking and metering software ...

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Itron Inc. buys SmartSynch for $100 million

SmartSynch, a Jackson-based energy technology firm, has been acquired by Itron Inc. The $100 million deal was announced yesterday and is expected to close by the second quarter of 2012. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) is a leader in the global energy and water resource management market with headquarters in Liberty Lake, Wash. They work with 8,000 utilities worldwide and employ more ...

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SmartSynch lands new client in Consumers Energy

JACKSON — Consumers Energy has selected Jackson-based SmartSynch to provide the advanced metering system that will form the foundation of a grid and meter modernization program for its 1.8 million electric customers in Michigan. Terms were not disclosed. Consumers Energy’s selection of SmartSynch to provide SmartMeters concluded a comprehensive process by the utility to find the best advanced metering solution ...

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What is smart metering and is it coming to your neighborhood anytime soon?

Consumers can save money, utilities can reduce operation costs “Smart meters” and “smart grids” have been in the news recently particularly with federal stimulus program grants that promote the devices that provide real time monitoring of electricity usage. But while smart meters are being installed in about 1,000 state buildings in Mississippi as part of a stimulus grant, it could be ...

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Battelle selects SmartSynch technology for Ohio project

JACKSON — Battelle has selected the SmartSynch GridRouter communications module to serve as the Home Energy Manager (HEM) component to compliment its Active Demand Management System (ADM). Terms were not disclosed. Battelle’s ADM enables real-time pricing and pre-programmed home energy management. The groundbreaking system will debut as a 1,000 customer pilot as part of AEP Ohio’s gridSMART Demonstration Project designed ...

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Missouri city to implement SmartSynch technology

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has been selected to provide City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., (CU) with a complete smart metering solution for participating commercial and industrial customers on its system. Terms were not disclosed. The solution will include smart meters as well as a communications platform and head-end system. Later this spring, CU will begin deploying SmartSync’’s IP-enabled C&I SmartMeters ...

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SmartSynch honored for 'operational excellence'

JACKSON — SmartSynch has been selected as a winner of the seventh annual PM100 Awards by Manufacturing Enterprise Communications Inc., producers of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and publishers of Managing Automation. SmartSynch joins Chevron, Ford, General Motors, IBM and a host of other successful manufacturing companies named to the list of winners. The 2011 PM100 winners were chosen based on ...

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SmartSynch signs marketing agreement with CSA

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has entered into a co-marketing agreement with Central Service Association (CSA), a member-owned utility consortium comprised of 130 members across a nine state region that includes the entire Tennessee Valley Authority service area. Formed in 1937, CSA is owned and controlled by the utilities that rely on its products and services to perform day-to-day operations and ...

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SmartSynch lands milestone project with TNMP

JACKSON — Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) has selected SmartSynch Inc.’s Residential SmartMeter for 231,000 unit point-to-point deployment to residential customers throughout the utility’s Texas market. Terms were not disclosed. This marks the first mass residential deployment of smart metering solutions that use a public wireless network as the communications backbone, according to SmartSynch. TNMP’s decision was propelled by the performance ...

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SmartSynch signs agreement with AuthenTec

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. and AuthenTec,, a leading provider of security, identity management and touch control solutions, have formed a partnership to provide an additional layer of fortification to SmartSynch’s smart grid infrastructure solutions. Terms were not disclosed. SmartSynch has selected AuthenTec’s carrier-grade network security solution, the QuickSec/IPsec toolkit, to provide standards-compliant authentication, confidentiality, and data integrity for its smart ...

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